Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Seyfo-monuments granted in Sydney
Translated from Swedish
Seyfo Center News
On December 15, the Fairfield City Council in Sydney, approved the application to erect a monument to the memory of the Assyrians who were victims during the Assyrian Genocide in 1915 and Simela Massacre in 1933.
For years, AUA, Assyrian Universal Alliance worked hard to gain support for the construction of a Seyfo-monument. Already in 2002 AUA wrote to the then mayor of Fairfiled City an application to get Seyfo-genocide recognized by the municipality and to erect a monument to commemorate the victims.
Today met Fairfiled City's City Council to consider and act on the monumental issue. Despite strong protests from the Turkish organizations and the Turkish state through its embassy in Sydney has Fairfiled City's City Council approval of an application to travel Seyfo monument.
AUA announced that the construction of this memorial will begin shortly and is scheduled for completion in May 2010. The official unveiling is expected to take place on August 7, days a year to honor the memory of the Assyrians who were victims of Seyfo 1915 and simela massacre 1933rd AUA also announced on 8 October 2009 has a separate application was submitted to name the park around the monument to the "Garden of Nineveh" after the famous capital of ancient Assyria.
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